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Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) are helping their Chinese counterparts on the upcoming Chang’e 3 moonmission.
The official inauguration of a new European Space Agency (ESA) tracking station capable of monitoring missions traveling hundreds of millions of miles into our Solar System is set for Tuesday.
Europe’s new meteorology mission is set to soar into space on an Ariane 5 from Kourou on 5 July.
When ATV Johannes Kepler is lofted into space on 15 February, an ESA tracking station on Portugal's Santa Maria island will watch closely, gathering crucial data as Ariane 5 streaks overhead.
With liftoff scheduled in just a few weeks, ESA's CryoSat-2 ground teams are in intensive training for the launch and early orbit phase - the critical first steps in the mission's life.
The European Space Agency says it plans to build a 35-meter deep space antenna in Argentina, about 620 miles west of Buenos Aires. The antenna, to be located in Malargue, will be the first ESA infrastructure to be built in Argentina. The site offers all the features that are required for a long-term ground segment investment, said Gaele Winters, ESA director of operations and infrastructure.
On 22 June, ESA informed Argentinean authorities that an area 30 km south of the town of MalargÃ¼e in Mendoza province, about 1000 km west of Buenos Aires, has been chosen as the best option to build a new 35-meter antenna in support of its programs.
After liftoff March 17, ESA's GOCE spacecraft is performing very well, having achieved an extremely accurate injection altitude just 1.5 km lower than planned.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.